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After a 5-month long nationwide competition, Bardstown, Kentucky was named the ‘Most Beautiful Small Town in America” in the Best of the Road Competition sponsored by Rand McNally and USA Today. The announcement was made on July 16th at the Destination Marketing International Convention in Seattle Washington. Finalists in the contest included Jim Thorpe, PA, Danville, KY, Tybee Island, GA, Sedona, AZ and Baker City, OR.

Please read about all the national press that Bardstown has received and view the videos on this page that were part of the Best of the Road competition. For additional information on Bardstown’s “Most Beautiful Small Town in America” designation, please contact us.


Top 10 Reasons why we are the Most Beautiful Small Town 


Best of the Road: Two for the Road


Two for the Road: Back to Beautiful Bardstown

Best of the Road: The RV Crew


Two for the Road, Bardstown Howdy


Two for the Road:The Kentucky Bourbon Festival


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